The business climate in South Carolina is consistently nationally recognized. Most recently, in 2014, we were ranked No. 3 in the country for top states for doing business by Area Development Magazine.
And here in the Myrtle Beach area, consistently a top destination for visitors for decades, we’ve steadily emerged as a prime destination for doing business. We understand that creating a business climate where companies will thrive and prosper is essential to the success and growth of the local economy.
Businesses from around the world have relocated and expanded their companies to the Myrtle Beach area because of the pro-business climate, low tax rates, low utility rates and competitive wages. And, as they say, location is everything. We’re within a five-hour drive of Charlotte and Atlanta, and about two hours from the port city of Charleston. Myrtle Beach International Airport sees thousands of people pass through its newly constructed terminals each day, travelling to destinations around the world.
It also helps that South Carolina was ranked one of the friendliest states for business in the U.S. Think Southern hospitality, business-style. One of our strongest assets is the network of industry leaders that are dedicated to diversifying the local economy by expanding and recruiting new industries to our community.